A holiday doesn’t have to be spent on a beach or some sunny resort in Spain or Greece. If you look a little closer to home you will find a wide array of interesting and exciting holiday destinations. For instance, if you are a fan of both the great British outdoors and classic literature, you could take a trip with Viator who provide tours & things to do in the Lake District, such as the popular 4 day Beatrix Potter Experience.
On the 4 Day Beatrix Potter experience you get to spend three nights in Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, which was once owned by the famous children’s author and creator of characters such as Peter Rabbit. It sits close to Lake Windermere and has 6 acres of mature and well-developed gardens. The restaurant serves fine dining style cuisine and virtually any of the views from the hotel of the lake, at any time of the year will leave you breathless.
As well as staying in Beatrix Potter’s old house and enjoying beautiful views of Lake Windermere, you also have the chance to explore the Lake District in greater detail. Included in the package are the Ten Lakes Spectacular tour and a relaxing boat cruise on two lakes.
The Ten Lakes Spectacular tour takes you round, as the name suggests, the ten lakes, three mountain passes and an extra-long cruise from the mountains to moorland on Lake Ullswater, otherwise known as the Queen Of The English Lakes. You also will be taken to the amazing waterfall known as Castlerigg Stone Circle before stopping for lunch at Keswick, a township with a long and chequered history. The 10 Lakes tour is one of the most visually satisfying, popular and in-depth of all the tours in the Lake District and whether or not you did love and appreciate the English countryside before heading out, you will afterwards.
Another highlight of this short break in the Lake District will especially appeal to Beatrix Potter fans. Beatrix Potter’s Lakeland and Wordsworth Tour takes you on a visit to Hilltop farm, which is home to Peter Rabbit and the surrounding area is where many of his animal friends called home. As well as highlighting important places that inspired Ms Potter’s writing, the tour also includes trips to many of the locations used for filming the biographical film based on Beatrix Potter’s life and writing called Miss Potter that starred Hollywood actress Rene Zellweger in the title role.
It is worth remembering that Ms Potter however, is not the only literary figure to travel extensively through the Lake District and that William Wordsworth travelled thoroughly round the Lake District and had a special place for it in his heart. This is why the tour takes you to many of the places that William Wordsworth visited and used as inspiration for his writing. Whether you are a fan of either of these national treasures or literature, countryside and animals in general, you will find much delight in this short break.